When we think of celebrating the 4th of July, many things come to mind fireworks, flags, warm summer days, parades, outdoor games, and many others. The one thing that is foremost on my mind, is celebrating our country’s original 13 colonies fight for our independence from Brittan, known as The Revolutionary War. The Declaration of Independence was a monumental step in history. This event is what makes our country so great today. We should take the time and make it our number one priority to teach our children what independence means to us a nation. I hope that we keep all these historical events in mind when we decorate for this important time of year.
As we consider 4th of July decoration ideas, the first decoration idea that comes to mind would be using flags. We display many flags at our 4th of July party. Flags come in many different sizes you can purchase these at Wal-Mart or Target for a fair price. Place your flags around your yard or along the driveway so as the guests arrive, they will have an awe-inspiring entrance.
I love displaying lights this time of year. My guests usually arrive during the daylight hours, but stay late into the night. This has always been a big hit for our 4th of July party decorations. When choosing lighting do not use lights that over power the night sky. I use rope lights because they emit a dim light, but still give my party an enchanting feel. We display white rope lights around the top of our deck. We then use red and blue rope lights to illuminate our pathways; this also serves as a safety measure for our guests when they leave. We purchase our rope lights at Wal-Mart during the holiday season, but you can get them most any time during the year.
The more streamers the better we display these everywhere. Place them on your fence, on the house, around the windows, and in the house. We buy red, white, and blue streamers then intertwine them together to give it a festive look. If you have a dollar store in your area these can be purchase for very inexpensive.
We always make a banner or two for our parties. These are fun to make and can have your personal touch on them. You can border them with stars, stripes and flags. We have an office supply store that where we purchase the banner paper. Then we use stickers, crayons, markers and 4th of July stencils to create our banners.
We rent a helium tank and buy red, white and blue balloons from a party supply store. You will want to also buy red, white and blue ribbon the kind that curls when you stretch it with scissors. Then go to work, blowing up the balloons and attaching the ribbons as a handle. We display these balloons on our entrance gate, hang them around our front porch and display them in our house. You can also decorate the white balloons with patriotic symbols and stickers for an added flare.
I use July 4th party decorations, that we purchased after the last year Fourth of July celebrations. This is when your stores will have clearance items and awesome deals. Have a safe and dynamite holiday.
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